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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348872
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$780.00
Rare terracotta draped Corinthian column, the details of the capital and the drapery finely modeled.
The motif is uncommon and supposed to bear some funerary significance.
Behind the monograms ΠΓ. A small vent hole below the inscription.
For a related item, cf. The British Museum Collection, inventory no. 1220.131, found at the Halikarnassos mausoleum excavations of 1857.
Terracotta
(East) Greek, late 2nd to 1st century BC
H...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348871
Ostracon Ancient Art
$580.00
Hollow pomegranate with one segmented side. The fruit is pierced at either end for suspension.
The pomegranate is related to Persephone, the goddess of the underworld, and symbolizes fertility, overcoming of death and eternity. The fruit is also known as the food for the dead.
Terracotta
Greek South Italy, 300-250 BC
H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in), D. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Reconstituted from large fragments with much original white slip remaining. Fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348870
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Vividly modeled archaic kore wearing a polos and a long garment with a round collar.
Her arms are held forward, the palms facing open in the traditional gesture of prayer.
Remains of red pigment along the braids.
Terracotta
Greek, late 6th century BC
H. 13.6 cm (5.4 in)
H. with stand 14.6 cm (5.7 in)
Intact, fine condition. Her left eye blurred...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348868
Ostracon Ancient Art
$700.00
Seated monkey holding a baby ape with both arms on the lap. The animal slightly bent forward with legs pulled up.
Found in Sicily. Similar examples are reported from the Black Sea region and Herbert A. Cahn presumes that this could be an import from there.
Terracotta
Greek, end of the 6th century BC
H. 7.9 cm (3.1 in)
Intact, fine condition. Sintered surface.
Published: Herbert A. Cahn, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel (Switzerland), lot no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348865
Ostracon Ancient Art
$880.00
Naked dwarf squatting on a rectangular plinth and holding his hands in front of the belly. The head with big almond-shaped eyes, thick nose and nice archaic smile. The hair on the back with horizontal steps.
This kind of paunchy dwarf figurines is thought to be inspired by the dwarf god Paitakos, the Egyptian patron of children.
For a Rhodian example cf. S. Mollard-Besques, Catalogue Raisonné des Figurines et Reliefs en Terre-Cuite (1954) 38 fig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1348864
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
Nicely modeled cornucopia with a bunch of grapes and a bread (?) between pomegranates emerging from it. The left pomegranate shows its segmented underside, the right one the calyx of the fruit.
The bottom of the cornucopia with a double ridge.
The horn was affixed to a larger figure, as deducible from the attaching point of a missing hand behind.
For a votive cornucopia, cf. inventory no. 1926,0930.18 in the British Museum collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347606
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$5,400.00
Youthful satyr rushing to the left and a woman following him with dancing steps. The satyr is naked and holds a cake and a thyrsos, he has pointed ears and a short tail.
The woman is clad in a nicely folded garment that bags on the bottom side. She carries a dotted wreath with sashes and an elaborate mirror.
A narrow window, a small flower and a plant in the field...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347605
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$4,200.00
The lid decorated on both sides with a winged Eros seated on a rock and facing left. One figure holds up a mirror with his right hand, the other carries a dish with double hooks, a sash suspended underneath. Flowers in the field.
One Eros wears a kekryphalos with a bun at rear, the other a pointed cap. Both carry earrings, necklaces, bracelets, strings of beads around the chest, the left thigh and anklet, as well as sandals.
The figures are separated by palmettes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347604
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Red-figure squat lekythos decorated with a marriage-seeking woman striding towards a stela. With her right hand she holds a kalathos, a tall wool bucket with evenly flaring sides.
The kalathos is a vase associated to the female sphere and stands for abundance and fertility. In combination with the stela, the kalathos can be also understood as a symbol for a future marital relationship.
The woman is clad in a finely pleated chiton, the heavier himation that covers it shows tiny lead...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347293
Ostracon Ancient Art
$860.00
Impasto vessel with wide funnel-shaped mouth and raised handles. Pairs of theatrical masks applied on the shoulder.
The shape is primarily known from northern Campania, an area that shared the pottery tradition of Etruscan Villanovan impasto. The bulges on the shoulder of the elder pottery developed to applied heads as in our case.
For an example with head-like bulges, cf. CVA Capua, Museo Campano 4, IV.B.10, pl. (1968) 10.7. Beazley archive item no. 9007285.
For example wit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1347292
Ostracon Ancient Art
$950.00
Apulian skyphos decorated with owls standing between olive twigs.
The owls are rendered with small dots set around the face and along the wings. The feathers executed with a single fine hair, which was soaked in black-glaze medium.
Larger variant of the canonical shape with swelling walls and horizontal handles. Standing on a low foot with bulged edge.
Ceramic
Greek South Italy, 4th century BC
H. 8.5 cm (3.3 in)
D. 10 cm (3.9 in)
W. over handles 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345597
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Tall Anatolian idol with small head on a long neck, the pouch-like body with vestigial arms.
Kusura-type. Larger variant of item no. 520 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 9.8 cm (3.9 in)
Intact. Nice patina with root markings, surface slightly worn.
Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345596
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Large barrel shaped stone bead drilled from both sides. The concentric circle decoration was incised prior to glazing.
Stone
Hittite, ca. 15th-13th century BC
H. 4.2 cm (1.6 in)
D. 3.9 cm (1.5 in)
Intact with a small chip to the glazed body. Rare and of great overall condition.
Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345595
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$1,155.00
Anatolian marble idol with a disk-head on a short neck. The pouch-like body with vestigial arm stumps.
Variant of the Kusura-type, cf. item 522 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II-III, 3rd Millennium BC
H. 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
Intact. Sinter and root marks; back side heavily encrusted.
Ex Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345594
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Rare Anatolian marble idol of miniature size. The idol with a disk-head on an elongated neck and a pouch-like body with arm stumps.
Kusura-type, cf. item 520 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 3 cm (1.2 in)
Intact. Sinter and root marks; back side heavily encrusted.
Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1345592
Ostracon Ancient Art
$5,040.00
Rare violin-shaped idol covered with a crossing band motive along the chest, the belt with tiny pinched triangles, the lower body with incised zigzags.
Suggestion of a head with pinched eyes and incised hooks on both sides.
Back side of the figurine slightly hollow, the elongated neck bent back.
Close in shape and ornamentation to the idol in the de Menil collection, Houston, exhibited as item no. 546 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Terracotta
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345590
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Idol with a disk-head on a short neck and a pouch-like body with arm stumps.
Variant of the Kusura-type 522 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II-III, 3rd Millennium BC H. 5.4 cm (2.1 in) Intact, superb condition Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345589
Ostracon Ancient Art
$225.00
Stylized marble female head with flat forehead and triangular face.
Head of an early Anatolian idol usually referred to as a 'star gazer' figure.
For general remarks on the Kilia-type, cf. page 182 and items 560-566 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Western Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2500 BC
H. 2.7 cm (1.1 in)
H. with stand 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
Broken at the neck level. Smooth surface with grinding marks and some en...